Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
The hate for 6s

David Weaver
I never really understood the disdain for 6s. I'd bet more than one person has described a 6 as a useless plane and lusted over a 16 or 17 inch infill panel plane.

:b

Plus, sometimes you can find parts that fit 4 1/2s and 7s!

I never use a 5 1/2 or 6, but must admit a giant preference for the 6 over the 5 1/2 or the 5 1/4 of we're looking for planes that seem forgettable ( I do have a 5 1/2, too, though, but it was cast off by a friend who was going to throw it in the trash )

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